Cerebral palsy, many times mistaken as a disease, is brain damage that occurs prior to or immediately following birth. Though it can be caused by unknown, natural factors it’s sadly a common medical malpractice consequence, which is why you should consult with our Pennsylvania Cerebral Palsy Lawyers if your baby is diagnosed with this condition. Call 1-800-444-5309 to speak with our cerebral palsy attorneys directly and get a free consultation.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Children and their families who suffer with this condition must endure the effects of the condition for the rest of their lives. It causes impaired motor skills (movement, sight, hearing, etc.) and can have other effects depending on the type of cerebral palsy and the person who has it. It is not a single disorder, there are multiple impairments and it affects everyone differently. Caring for and treating the lasting effects of this condition can cost thousands.
When is Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice?
There are a number of ways that cerebral palsy can be caused as a result of medical negligence. Our birth injury lawyers, along with our medical experts, will investigate your case to find out if your child’s diagnosis is a result of negligence.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice
Birth asphyxia, a lack of oxygen to the brain before or during birth, is the most common medical negligence cause of cerebral palsy. When birth asphyxia occurs the infant will show symptoms within their first days of life. These symptoms include seizures, irritability, jitteriness, feeding problems, respiration issues, and sometimes coma.
Other possible common causes of this condition due to medical malpractice are:
- Over use of Pitocin to induce labor
- Rh factor incompatibility
- Labor was prolonged or delayed
- Failure to recognize distress on the fetal monitor
How a Pennsylvania Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Can Help
If any of the above serious problems occurred during or immediately following the delivery of your baby you should consult The Pisanchyn Law Firm as you could receive compensation and bring the medical professionals involved to justice. Consultation and legal representation is free until we win your case, and even then you will never pay out of pocket, we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
We know and understand that money and financial rewards could never give your baby a clean bill of health again, but someone needs to be held accountable for the tragedy they have imposed on you and your family. We want to be here for you during this difficult time.
Call now toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have three Pennsylvania Cerebral Palsy Law Firms located in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and will travel to you.